Remember, for this seasons spoilers, click on the either of the two links under the banner above (Part 1 & Part 2) for all your answers regarding what happened this season. We’ve also added a link to all your “Bachelor Pad” spoilers as well which begins in 2 weeks.
Although this won’t nearly be as long as a regular column because the “Men Tell All” episode didn’t really have much, there is PLENTY to cover in this week’s column, and this week. Trust me, you will want to keep checking this site all week long for breaking information since it’s coming. I just don’t know when. I have no control over when and how much information my sources give me. Along with hitting on some things we saw in the show last night, I’ll have some news and notes regarding “Bachelor Pad”, the “Men Tell All” after party last weekend, the E! special on this Wednesday night, the “After the Final Rose” taping, what’s the status with the finale, and of course, the most important topic – what’s going on with the contest finding me a date/girlfriend/wife. Ha ha. We do have some news on that. If you didn’t get to hear the interview with Olivia Wilder last Thursday night, the link is in the post entry that precedes this one. However, during the end of the show, Olivia suggested putting together some sort of mini contest to find “Reality Steve a Wife”. Ok, that may be a bit extreme, but I think you get the point. Hey, I’m single, dating hasn’t worked out all that great for me doing what I’m doing, so why not have someone else step in and see what they can do for me? I’m a little skeptical about the whole thing, but Olivia isn’t. She wants to do it. So I am letting her. If something comes of it, then great. If not, oh well. But I’d be interested in seeing the feedback. At the end of this column will be more information regarding how that’s gonna work.
As for the special tomorrow night at 10pm EST on the E! channel entitled “The Bachelor: Then and Now”, I hope you all set your DVRs. If you didn’t that’s ok, because I believe it’ll replay about 1,000 times. I know it’s on at least seven more times in the next week after the Wednesday premiere, so it’ll be really hard to miss. Basically it’s gonna be in the format of a lot of E!’s other shows where they’ll be talking about one of the “Bachelor” seasons, and there will be soundbites, video, and voice overs of people commenting on it. Each of the fourteen “Bachelor” seasons are covered with two or three people from each season focused on. E! sent a film crew to Dallas over a month ago to do this, so honestly, I can’t remember anything I even said. Oh wait, yeah I do. I called Lorenzo Borghese the most boring bachelor ever. Other than that, no clue. It took really long to film, so they definitely have plenty of footage of me. I haven’t seen it yet, so I have no idea how much of my footage they’ll use.
Outside of the people in question they talk about, they said Mike Fleiss and Chris Harrison were the only other people they used for commentary. Some people actually asked me if I filmed with Fleiss and Harrison. Huh? Are you crazy? Uhhhh, no. They hate me. Don’t believe me? Word is ABC has hired a private investigator to interview past contestants asking who is leaking information to me. That might be the biggest waste of time on their part if you ask me, but hey, have at it. Do what you gotta do. Oh yes, it’s true. They are none too happy about leaks getting out. So for those who think I’m on ABC’s payroll, or I work for Fleiss, or Fleiss purposely gives me spoilers – think again. They wouldn’t be going to these extremes right now if that were the case. They are grilling past contestants AND employees of the show trying to find out where I get my info. Just because I talk to a few former contestants doesn’t mean they give me information. Everyone knows I’m friends with Jeremy. I don’t hide that. What the hell would he know about what happened on “Bachelor Pad”? Plus, I’ve been spoiling for a year and a half. Why all the sudden start interviewing people now? What set them off? I don’t get it. Oh well. Not my concern.
Did you catch the 20/20 special that aired after the “Men Tell All” last night? Basically, it was same show that aired the week after Jake’s season ended, with one Jake/Vienna segment thrown in, a few clips of Ali and her wardrobe, and some added “Bachelor Pad” stuff as well. But in case you missed it the first time around, there was Fleiss again in all his glory telling everyone they basically make sure to cast “villains” on the show, don’t care about a proposal at the end, and make sure the viewers “love the bachelor and hate the women. Just not all the women.” Nice. Even hearing him say that again for a second time, I challenge anyone who watched it to say that this show is legitimate and you actually think these people care about producing a love story and wouldn’t slit their cat’s throat for ratings. You’re nuts if you don’t think they would. The creator of the freakin’ show is basically telling you none of it is real. Very little of last night’s show was new footage, but I loved the “Five Missed Signals About Jake and Vienna’s Doomed Relationship”. Huh? How about one. Jake wanted to be back on TV to get his acting career restarted. The relationship failed because he never wanted to be in one in the first place. On to last night…
-Lets make something clear right off the bat. Despite what Chris Harrison said twice during the show last night, and despite what he wrote in his blog today, Frank is not and will not be a part of the “After the Final Rose” show. The reason I say it that way is because, well, I don’t even know if it taped this past weekend. It was supposed to, but if it did, I haven’t heard any info as of now. However I have been told that Frank basically wants no part of this show anymore and isn’t thrilled with how everything was shown. Pretty much like I expected based on everything I had heard. I don’t blame the guy. What good would it be for him to appear on the show at this point? He’s with Nicole. Does Ali want need to hear that again? The only reason Chris is continuing to promote it is because they want you to think Frank will be there. Not happening. If it happened this weekend, he definitely wasn’t part of it since people were emailing me all weekend saying they saw him in Chicago. And if they’re still looking to tape it later this week, it sounds like the guy has checked out and wants nothing to do with them. If Frank didn’t show up this past weekend, he certainly won’t be showing up this week either.
-Considering what I mentioned earlier about them hiring a private investigator, I will give them credit for one thing. They are definitely clamping down on the ending of the show. Took me a month to get the info I did, and now the “ATFR” taping is giant secret. However, I will tell you this: At some point before next Monday, I will have the resolution to whatever happened at the “After the Final Rose” taping. Am I gonna have them five seconds after taping ends or ended? No. I won’t. But as long as I have them, I’ll be fine. They are definitely keeping a tighter lid on things as we get closer to the end, but no worries. If by some odd reason I don’t get anything that came from the taping, then I guess we’ll all see next Monday night what my sources told me back in June, and that’s that Ali is single. Plenty of rumors swirling and circulating out there, most of which a lot of you have emailed me on. As I’ve said from the get go, I’m not worried. Most of what you’re hearing is nonsense. Anybody can write anything and people will believe it. I don’t deal in rumors and speculation. If I did, I’d be typing something every day saying, “Well, here’s what someone’s friend of a friend’s step brother’s uncle told me is the latest”. I don’t do that.
Some thoughts about the guys:
-When did Craig Robinson become the co-host of the “Men Tell All”? That’s easily the most they ever let any of the guys speak during a “Tell All” show by far. I think he spoke every segment it was on. I know the guy is a lawyer and all and probably has a lot to say, but here’s something you should know about that night. ALL of those guys were completely sh**-faced before they even walked on stage. Ask anyone who was there, and they will tell you every single one of those guys was plastered. So yeah, when you put a bunch of drunk guys up on stage, you’re gonna get them to talk a lot more than they probably normally would have.
-I guess one of the funnier moments of last night’s show was to actually see Chris Nordhorn get a t-shirt calling himself the “Phantom”. If I were that guy, I’d be pissed. Looks like the guy does have a bit of a personality, so to show him as the Phantom all season really didn’t do him any favors it seemed like. At least we know what he’s been doing since filming ended, and that’s falling asleep under the sunlamp. My god, he was like the male equivalent of Snooki last night. I would think someone with the nickname of the “Phantom” might actually be on the pale side. Nope. He went the complete opposite and decided to shower under the spray tanning machine.
-I’m glad that Tyler V. took time out of his busy day to break away from the wedding he was attending and head on over to the “Men Tell All”. Is there a reason he wore a tuxedo vest with a long sleeve shirt and tie when everyone else went fairly casual? Oh that’s right, he was hammered too and trying to nail anything that walked during the after party. Not to mention that guy already did an interview with RadarOnline.com about a month ago trying to get in front of any camera that would listen to him. I’d say he’s doing everything in his power to extend his 15 minutes of fame, but that would be doing a disservice to all those who are actually basking in their 15 minutes of fame. No one knows who the hell Tyler Vermette is outside of his immediate family, so I’d say he’s working on his 7 minutes of fame.
-Got to hand it to Kasey. The guy I thought made a good showing for himself that night. He easily could’ve taken offense to all the sh** he took this season, but he rolled with the punches and basically came off as a sane coherent human last night. And when the drunkard Craig even backs him saying he’ll always be his buddy, that certainly didn’t hurt his cause. Sure Kasey was a little over-the-top on the show, but you could at least see last night the guy had a sense of humor about it. And his newest single called “that dumb ass Rated R”, I’m sure will head straight to the top of the itunes charts. That was actually a pretty funny line. I’m sure alcohol played absolutely no role whatsoever in him singing again that night. Sure it didn’t.
-I think one of the better moments of last night’s episode was watching Kirk slurring his words while on the hot seat, pretending to be all bummed out about Ali dumping him. My God, Kirk couldn’t have looked any more bombed if tried. Did you notice the slow blinking and very slow, calculating way he was answering questions? Wow. Talk about trashed.
Chris: “You were in love with Ali at the time, weren’t you?”
Then Kirk went on to say he was “Ok, and that Ali showed him he’s ready to give himself to someone else.” Yeah, I wouldn’t feel too sorry for what Kirk said on stage that night, considering just hours after that acting performance, the guy was at the after party tonguing Jessie Sulidis in front of everyone. Not to mention (in case you didn’t see the People.com story that ran on Saturday), that Kirk drove up to Canada and spent this past weekend with Jessie as well. Man, Jessie sure has a lot on her hands to deal with now. I mean (as we saw in the “Bachelor Pad” clip last night and as you read in the spoilers), she makes out with Dave in the hot tub, and now she’s hooking up with Kirk. Boy, she really needs to make up her mind in regards to which bachelorette reject she’s going to choose to have a failed relationship with. Tough call.
-As for what Jessie said on stage, that was basically exactly what I told everyone in the “Bachelorette Spoilers (Part 2)” link above. Jessica saw someone post on Justin’s Facebook wall (Kimberly), she contacted her, she realized Justin was cheating on her, so Jessica then contacted Jessie and asked if she could put her in touch with someone on the show. Obviously, they didn’t really cover the timeline of how much in advance ABC knew they had Jessica back home because that would’ve shown their hand that they were waiting until the right time to play that card. So yes, everything Jessie said on stage last night was how it all began. And don’t forget, Jessica emailed me back in January to let me know her boyfriend was going on the show and she didn’t know what to do. That email word for word is in the spoilers as well.